6.13 - Pre-Post Update

Hello everyone,

Given that there is a break of a week for next week's episode I thought it might be prudent that I take a little more time and reflection on the analysis for 6.13 -and probably do another more personal post about my current thoughts and feelings as a fan about how this season has turned out. Those will crop up this week and next. I've also got ideas about a stock take about the unanswered questions a lot of you had input in before Season 6 began that it might be fun to look back at and tick off to see how we're doing.

However, this means a little bit more work and a slight delay. Whilst I have got all my notes and organised my thoughts and opinions about the latest episode, I thought it might be nice to open up this blog page for comments from you guys, about The Last Recruit which we have just seen, which I may incorporate into my next analysis. God knows you guys have said some smart stuff along the way, and I don't pretend to know it all, and whilst we have this chance I'd like to hear what you say before me! Just for once! I rather like the idea, whilst we have this brief hiatus, of being able to connect a bit more with what you think and what I think.

Glad to have you around for the home stretch! How exciting is it right now to be a Lost fan!? Pity the fools that quit before now - they know not what they miss!

Namaste, friends!


Kit Foster said...

Hey AC, wouldn't it be cool if Locke in the FSW was fixed by Jack, remembered his island life and was somehow reincarnated in to his currently vacant on-island body. He could rise and lead his people the way he was always supposed to. This would tie in with the whole bad twin thing, good Locke Vs bad Locke; plus it would be super cool to have the John Locke that we know and love back on the scene. It could also put him in a position to be the candidate! MIB would still look like Locke even though he was alive again because he's stuck like that (for whatever reason).

I started thinking about this when I was watching the scene in season 5 when Locke sees Walt for the last time. Walt tells Locke about the dream he had, where he saw him on the island, wearing a suit (which his dead body is) surrounded by people who wanted to kill him. This situation never really came up when Locke 2.0 was wearing his suit, so I think it's probably still to come.

I realise that there is one big spanner in the works of my theory; Decomposition. Oh shit... and burial. Bollocks, I forgot they buried him. Oh well, scrap that. But then it is Lost...

Andre said...

One thought I had a couple of weeks ago about this season's opening episode... What if the sunken island is actually a flash forward to the last episode of season 6?

What if the Oceanic six, or candidates change everything we have seen and create a third and definitive timeline in which they all remember what has happened?

The series epilogue would start with the island sinking, pull back and rise up to the sky, and reverse back into 815 with all the memories, etc. flooding into Jack's consciousness all at once... Then we could see them disembark in LA and all meet up to hug and say farewell...

I know this is not linked directly with this week's episode, I just wanted to get your impressions on this idea...

Anonymous said...

heh, they could always have Locke's soul come back to the same body as the MiB, with them battling it out from the inside for who gets it.

The only thing is I don't think MiB is evil or that Jacob is good. Whatever love-hate thing those two have going on, it's personal.

Maybe it's really Woman In Black. I mean, he uses other bodies, right?

Anonymous said...

I am still very interested in the fact that "Austen" is still on Jacob's lighthouse list and MiB appears to be unaware of it (bearing in mind that "Austen" could be Kate or Aaron).

Also MiB took dead Locke's form but Locke's body was still in the crate. So why wasn't Cristian's body in his coffin?


Kit Foster said...

Maybe christian's body never even made it on to the plane, just like in the flash sideways?

HevNukem said...

I've had this weird idea floating in my head for a while now.
What if Jack isn't as important as he appears?
While all signs point to him being the replacement for Jacob or something, I'm remembering that back before the show was started Jack was supposed to die in the first episode and maybe he still will. Perhaps the creators of lost are trying to mislead us into thinking that since he is the main protagonist he will be the most important figure of the show. There are other characters that have stepped up to the plate and seem like game changers. It seems that Desmond has a mission to do and Hurley has been chosen as a sort of messenger for Jacob. Even a revived Locke could prove to be the key player of this show.

Matt B said...

I feel as though, even at this point, many important apsects of the story are still completely invisible to us. We all have ideas about what is going on based on what we know, but it seems there are some factors we cannot possible include in our theories. One large example is the "Other" like child who is taunting MiB.

I get the impression that most fans expect the end of the series to wrap up events all the way from season 1. I explained it by saying they created this huge puzzle; a few small pieces remain missing, but when those pieces fit in we would be able to see how everything is explained and works with each other. Lately, though, I get the impression that they left behind most of the "unexplained" mysteries and the conclusion of the show will only wrap up the current predicament of our characters.

I can honestly say I'm a tad uneasy about the show ending - if you told me there was another whole season to properly complete the story and fill in all the blanks, I would not be so uneasy. Some answers we recieved to huge questions just did not seem good enough to support what we know about it. The whispers, for example. Something as strange and mysterious as this that has been happening since season 1 should have, in my opinion, be a little more complex to explain than the sentence fragment given by Michael.

It is a lot easier to create an epic story line than it is to conclude it with an equally epic ending. This is the challenge they face; as fans, I think we have expected the ending to blast open the heavens and shower us with marvels, following the amazing story we have been told.

Whatever happens at the end, I'm in for the haul. And if the ending of the series is not what I expected (I keep expectations low to avoid disappointment, which is a cognative trick that works well), Lost will still always have a place in my heart and my brain.

For the journey is far more important than the destination. The conclusion might not be satisfactory, but the story line in general is an amazing feat. They have touched on a variety of mythologies that ring bells in my subconscious. When I'm in the deep woods, I get a Lost vibe in the back of my mind. Sometimes scenes in the show tug at some deep rooted "memories" despite there being no observable reason for this. For instance, in Season 5 after Ajira crashes on the Island, and Ben walks towards the boat with Sun in tow, and he tears off his sling, something about that scene tickled something in my brain that I cannot explain or understand, but it is there and it is a real feeling. These types of phenomena are what the show, to my view, has truly accomplished.

Even if the show ends as a loop (with the serious closing out at it began with Jack in the jungle) I will not mind. I know this "theory" has been tossed around for years, and despised by many, but it is definitely an appropriate ending for something as timeless and epic (such as Stephen Kings "Dark Tower", or Pink Floyds "The Wall"). I will only be disappointed if the ending is completely lame, or if it ends on a christian note (religion in general is fine as these reflect universal mythologies, as we have already seen on the show, but to focus in on one absurd religion would upset me greatly).

And one last note: I recently watched David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" and laughed my ass off because in this movie, Jacob is a clumsy murderer (and Phil the security guard is in it also). David Lynch's style is to have deep meanings in his film, but tossed around and dressed so heavy in symbolism that it takes a long time to even kind of understand what is going on. In general, though, I believe his films are meant to be viewed as art, in that it is important only what the individual subjectively makes of it (there are no completely correct "answers"). This is how I feel that Lost will end; it will be based upon how we the viewers choose to fill in the gaps and make things work together.

AngeloComet said...

Kit - Yeah, decomposition makes that an unpleasant notion.

Good point about Walt and all that stuff about Locke in a suit - unless that's yet to happen. (Doubt it.)

Andre - Given that the notion of the Island being there no matter what as paramount, I have to go with the hope that whatever the outcome the Island actually survives! There might be a similar kind of awareness rush for the Alt-Timeline people though. . .

Hev - Whether Jack is or isn't the replacement for Jacob, I have no doubts that he will prove vital and he will be one of the last characters we see (maybe even the last character - the show began with him, maybe it'll end with him).

Matt - "It is a lot easier to create an epic story line than it is to conclude it with an equally epic ending."

I guess we're all just watching and waiting and hoping and asking ourselves: Can they really pull it off?